Erythromycin etymology


English word erythromycin comes from English -mycin, English erythro-

Etymology of erythromycin

Detailed word origin of erythromycin

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-mycin English (en) (biochemistry) Applied to aminoglycosides derived from bacteria of the genus Micromonospora.
erythro- English (en) Used to form scientific terms meaning red, or showing a relationship to red blood cells.
erythromycin English (en) Any of a class of macrolide antibiotics produced by an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces.

Words with the same origin as erythromycin

Descendants of erythro-